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Margarete wrote Beyond Breathing as a means of coping with the loss of her 13 year old daughter, Jena, to Cystic Fibrosis in December 2006.  Through the pages, Margarete  shares her daughter’s amazing strength and love of life with the world. The book was published in March of 2009 by iUniverse and has since received the Editor’s Choice Award, Reader’s Choice Award, and the Star Award.

Beyond Breathing is a true story of a mother’s loss of her 13 year old daughter to Cystic Fibrosis, a fatal genetic disease. Margarete bares her soul in this memoir.  During her journey, Margarete learns that life lessons emanate from her children, rediscovers the beauty in living, and the power of love. In the span of one year, Margarete finds her own inner strength and comes to the realization that there are no coincidences, that love never ends, and that she is beyond just breathing.

 

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